So it took me oh, 14 hours or so to get over Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" Donny Osmond HIGHlarity! I couldn't help but guffaw out loud at Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba's totally genuine reactions/laughter following Osmond's 80s' inspired passo. The darling pop star received average votes from the judges who seem just a wee bit anxious to have him exit the ballroom. No matter how they couch it, they're just not as enchanted by Osmond's antics anymore. You can see it on their faces. Have you noticed all they ever say is how "entertaining" he is? Okay, but this is not "Entertaining with the Stars."
Are the judges right? We're headed to the semi-finals folks, and frankly, there wasn't much about last night save for Derek and Joanna's marvy futuristic paso doble (and Mya's killer 70s routine) that screamed out: "I'm a semi-finalist!"
Donny may have a super-huge fan base, but will it be enough to keep him around? Even if the other dancers are better? That's how it goes on "DWTS." When it comes down to the semi-finals, it's the better dancers that often pay the price for fan bases. Is Donny dancing as well as Mya? Not really. Is Kelly dancing as well as Mya. Nope. Is Joanna dancing better than Donny? Yep. Is Aaron dancing better than Donny? Uh-huh. Was Kelly's eye-shadow better than Donny's. Yes! Confused? Me too.
If I had to predict tonight's departure, I would say it's a toss-up between Donny and Kelly Osbourne, with Donny getting a slight edge based on his goofy performance last night. But does Kelly have a strong enough following to edge him out? It's anybody's guess. I will be positively stunned if Aaron is sent packing. He has come so far over the past few weeks and is dancing beyond anything I could have imagined at the onset of the season. But he may the sacrificial fan-base lamb.
Of special note: hot, hot Michael Buble and darling of the world Susan Boyle are on the docket for tonight's guest star spots. Should be a very, very exciting evening of song.